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Wekalet El-Balah

"Ta3ala bos, be 7'amsa we nos" or "come and see, costs 5.5 pounds"...Once you enter that "souk" or "Dates market, you start hearing sellers "advertising" for their goods in their own rhythm! What is the story of this market and how did it get that name and how does it look like?

Egyptian Geographical Society

I had never come across the “Egyptian Geographic Society” before yesterday. It was mentioned to me by passing by someone who discovered my newfound interest in Sinai and rightly recommended I look it up to further my knowledge. Back home, I googled this Organization. And it is with great pride and nostalgia to discover through their official website that this Egyptian Non-Governmental Organization established in the late 19th century where it started as and is still a pioneer in its field.

BookDiscussion: Sunset Oasis--by Bahaa Taher

The discussion will cover the many sides of one of few research-based novels in Egypt. It tells the story of the remote Siwa oasis during the troubling days after the British occupation of Egypt in the 19th Century. The novel has been awarded the inaugural IPAF (International Prize for Arabic Fiction) AKA the Arab Booker Prize. The discussion is welcoming all notes on literature, history, culture, geography of Siwa and the area.

Astronomy Orientation

Short notice, but hope some will still be able to attend. It's limited --as usual-- to 5 participants.

Please email me offlist for reservations.

Location: Harood's Cafe, 19 elKoroom St, Mohandesin.

Courtier and Explorer: Ahmed Hassanein

You feel physically adventurous and intellectual at the same time?

Have you heard of King Farouk? You think you know Ahmed Pasha Hassanein who's been all along with him in most of his adult life?

Come and let's get to know more of the secrets of his life specially ones related to the Desert.

Talk: Egyptian International Rallyist: An Adventurous Project?

Rally race is said to be the last milestone of a long torturing
project. Rally in Egypt is an unusual sport with many myths already
exploded by many Egyptian Rallyists. Mido has raised the bar high and
in a very a short time. Is Rally too technical for people to join? If
it is really intellect-consuming why some think it's only for reckless
adventurers??

Orientation: Basics of Astronomy

Basics of Astronomy. Participants should leave with ability to evaluate the astronomy as a serious hobby. It's for total beginners and uses no fieldtrips (although some could be arranged separately).

Location: Harood's Cafe
19 ElKoroom Street, Mohandessin.


IMPORTANT NOTE:
I can only take 5 participants, and it will be on first-come-first-served basis. Reservation is strictly on email and I will confirm attendance as soon as I have number completed.

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